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and they will be answering questions all day long along with the ceo of -- the former ceo, rebekah brooks, of "news of the world." >>> just a short time ago, here's james murdock when he arrived at the parliament building in london. a little different than when his father arrived. his car is better known and his father's car was swarmed by members of the media as he made his way to today's proceedings. as charlie d'agata reports from london, today's testimony comes one day after the mysterious death of a key whistle-blower. >>> reporter: now it's rupert murdock himself who takes center stage in the unfolding hacking drama that has engulfed his empire. >> for critics of rupert murdock this is the best thing that could happen. this is the best case they have ever had to argue against murdock and say he has too much power. >> reporter: murdock and his son james will tell british lawmakers how much they knew about allegations their journalists tapped into voicemails and regularly paid off police. so will former british ceo rebekah brooks, who police are already investigating. the controversy has forced
of the world editor now under arrest at a pr consultant. rebecca brooks who resigned as head of rupert murdoch's newspaper on sunday after she voluntarily went in for questioning. >> the position of rebecca brooks can be simply stated she is not guilty of any criminal offence. the position of the metropolitan police is less easy to understand. >>> government remains politically tainted as well the prime minister david cameron on official business in africa again under pressure to explain why he hired former news of the world editor andy cole son as chief of communications he stepped down in january and arrested last week. >> no one has argued that the work he did in government in any way was inappropriate or bad. he worked well in government, he then left government. >> and journalist who first blew the whistle on the hacking scandal but they says the not suspicious he worked at news of the world under editor andy cole son and the communication chief arrested in the scandal. rupert murdoch and his son james as well as rebecca brooks are testifying in just over two hours. >> thank you in the me
>> next the brookings institution forum on congressional redistricting plans that are being considered around the country. u.s. house districts are redrawn every 10 years to reflect population shifts. so far redistricting plans in 15 states have been challenged in court. over the next hour and a half panelist look at redistricting plans in california, florida and texas and how communities are being affected. >> the bewitching hour has arrived. it is 10:00 a.m.. i am tom mann, senior fellow here at workings and i'm delighted to welcome all of you with us here at brookings this morning, and to our lives c-span audience to a session entitled, a status report on congressional redistricting. now, you may have noticed on the screens, who redistricting di. wondering why that is there. we understand some of you are compelled to tweet wherever you are and if you do, we want you to know that is the event hashtag. i know you are shocked that i actually said that, norm, but there it is. >> it was written down for you. [laughter] >> eye in i am the well-known tweeter. six months ago, we
in the uk hacking scandal. rebeck ka brooks the ceo of british nurpz corp. empire has resigned. rupert murdoch released a staurmt that reads in part, she has been one of the outstanding editors of her generation and she can be proud of her accomplishments as an executive. we support her as she takes this step to clear her names. the company is responding to unfair attacks by setting the record straight. and just moments ago rupert murdoch met with the family of the murdered teenager who's phone hacking brought this scandal to the attention of the uk public. we go now to london. it was really that child's murder and the hacking -- the revelation that her phone was hacked and that the emails were erased and her family had been so damaged by it that really made it come home. what happened today? >> that's true, andrea. she's really been the face of this crisis. it did spark a lot of anger. it's very interesting. rupert murdoch goes to this meeting with this family. the 80-year-old owner of news corp., the second largest media company many the world. work with a working class british famil
brooks was arrested, and now all eyes are on james murdock and not so heir apparent, admits to paying $1 million to a soccer star whose phone was illegally hacked. >> there was a particular settlement i authorized and said was made with information that was incomplete. i acted on advice of lawyers within complete investigation. that is a matter of real regret for me. and this could have repercussions in the ugs us, home to more than half of the $33 billion murdock media empire, including fox tv and fox news. >> there is a clause in the regulations for tv stations is that you have to be certified to be of good character. >> tuesday, rupert murdock, james murdock and rebecca brooks will appear before a committee of the british house of commons to answer questions. this is the first time they've spoken about the scandal since it broke. it's certain to be yet another dramatic day here. >> and time for a check of weather. >> there is some bumps up and down this week. we started with sunny skies in the coast and it was a mild day at the coast z now, low clouds and fog are beginning to redevelo
with "washington journal." for now we go live to the brookings institution here in washington. they are going to have a talk on congressional redistricting. the moderator is thomas mann, senior fellow at brookings. several speakers. live coverage on c-span. enjoy the rest of your day. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2010] we understand some of you are compelled to tweet revenue are. if you do, we know that is the event hashtag. i know you are shocked that i said that, but there it is. [laughter] >> it was written down. >> six months ago, we had a session here, almost to the day. today, we're going to take stock of how the process is unfolding and with what consequences. why do people pay so much attention to redistricting? first of all, is a fascinating game, political junket we cannot resist. we can start talking about the midterm election before and continue on for years after as we try to discern the consequences of it. but much more importantly, they're genuinely high stakes involved in redistricting. certainly, it
that -- >> president obama continuing with his twitter town hall. hi, everyone, i'm e.d. hill in for brooke baldwin today. it's a very busy wednesday. we get straight to some of the stories unfolding right now. accused boston crime boss whitey bulger formally arraigned minutes ago. accused of 19 murders. his plea, not guilty. >>>and a shocking new warning today from homeland security. would-be terrorists surgically implanting bombs into their bodies to smuggle them on to planes. >>>and the president holding a first ever twitter town hall. >>> but we begin with this. celebrities, murder and terror victims, many of their phones hijacked. it is going to show you that some journalists will do anything to get a scoop on a story. british hackers from the news of the world newspaper allegedly hacked into cell phone voice mails, including that of murdered british teen, milly doweler. police say the hackers deleted some of doweler's messages. if so, they may have interfered with a murder investigation. news of the world is part of the rupert murdoch media empire. several employees have already been intervie
was in office. back in 2006, a woman nailed rebecca brooks was the editor of the sun newspaper. she contacted the prime minister and his wife sarah. brooks said she knew that their newborn son had just been diagnosed with cystic fibrosis and she was going to publish the story. he called her on that moment with the bbc today. >> your son is now going to be broadcast across the media. sarah and i were incredibly upset about it, we're thinking about his long term future, our family. >> in the meantime, a third murdoch newspaper the sunday times is accused of illegally obtaining gordon brown's financial details. and the editor of the sun rebecca brooks eventually went on to run the newspaper that has been at the center of the scandal as it began. and that is the news of the world. >>> this afternoon, president obama awarded the medal of honor to one of the army's elite rangers, sergeant first class leroy pettry threw a grenade away to protect two of his comrades in afghanistan. he lost his hand during that raid in 2008. he becomes the second living veteran of the iraq and afghanistan wars to get
. >>> as rebecca brooks steps down in the uk, the fbi now looking into the murdoch empire. susan candiotti has been all over the story and joins me live from new york. the lawyer for the dollar family telling us that murdoch apologized to that family. what else is rupert murdoch doing in terms of the damage control, and is there any indication brooks in her role might have known what is going on? >> certainly she has denied that, but as you indicated she was editor of news of the world when allegations of the hacking scandal were taking place before they came to light. she has been with that paper for 22 years, and clearly falling on her sword. she did put out a resignation letter and part of it states i am sorry for what we now know has taken place, which seems to indicate again she did not know what was going on, and now she is going to fight that allegation and cooperate in any investigation, and we'll see where it goes from there. in the meantime, rupert murdoch is going out with a full page ad, and it reads in part the news of the world was in the business of holding others to account, and we
and s&p need work. it's early. kcbs moneywatch reporter jason brooks will join us shortly with an update coming up. ,, ,,,,,,,, ,,,,,,,,,, a "haboob" ("huh-boob") that blew across arizona. it was a huge dust storm... about fifty >>> a huge dust storm just blew through phoenix about 50 miles wide in fact. the wind was blowing at more than 60 miles an hour. the visibility was so bad, the faa stopped flights from heading into phoenix and out of phoenix for a while yesterday. you can't see much of anything there, lawrence. but much better news up in our neck of the woods i guess. >> yeah. that's something else. we have a fog bank out there right now. over the bay right now, we have mostly sunny skies although you see some of that fog in the distance. a sign of the sea breeze kicking in and that means we're going to see some cooler temperatures over the next couple of days. patchy fog getting dense at the coastline. watch out for that. it's right near the surface at the coast. out at the beaches today you will see 60s for highs here. you get inside the bay 60s and 70s a bit of a sea breeze wi
. executive here in the united kingdom. and rebecca brook she's the chief executive over the news corporate newspapers here in the uk and she was editor and chief at the time of some of the most egregious alleged incident. >> do they have the power of a subpoena? >> there's some question about that. news international, the newspaper division has put out a statement saying that both mr. murdock, james murdock and ms. brooks will cooperate. but they didn't say necessarily that they'll testify so there's some question as to what form that cooperation will take. >> what does news international have to say about the latest allegations concerning former prime minister gordon brown? >> well he made these very anguished charges that news corp. had essentially targeted him, had sought to damage him. and interestingly, the allegations involved two newspapers that are not the tabloid news of the world but now we know it's been shuttered because of the role in the growing scandal. he says the times of london, reporters for the excuse me sunday times, had misrepresented themselves in order to obtain pri
as we highlight this week's stars. >> i'm brooke anderson. mtv turns 30 years old on monday. three decades of musical influence. sn" "i want my mtv" by dire straits. mtv was really the first to make reality tv a staple. >> and nobody benefited more from the reality ride than jessica simpson. her show "newlyweds" made the marginally known star a name. >> jessica simpson was born july 10 in abilene, texas. like many stars, jessica simpson started singing in a backstage choir. she then had her first hit. >> right now i'm completely on cloud 9. i love life. >> she went on tour with 98 degrees where she and nick lachey started a romance. >> they married in 2002 and in 2003 we saw that mtv show "newlyweds" with nick and jessica. who can forget that famous is it fish or is it chicken scene? >> i know it's fish but is it chicken by the sea? >> that piece was so talked about. >> after her reality show, she really wanted to get into acting, so she was cast as daisy duke in the movie. she has had some high-profile ro man mances since her divorce. she dated tony romo. >> what went wrong? >> yo
and miss brooks, one morning, called the board of new corporation to seek their agreement. >> you have suggested it is because you felt ashamed. there is not a suggestion it was a commercial decision to decide to close "news of the world." >>shepard: the c.e.o. told lawmakers he had "little" direct involvement with "news of the world," coming down in defense of his company as a whole and his own role in the scandal. >> ultimately you responsible for the whole thing? >> no. >> you are not responsible? >> no. >> who is responsible? >> people that i trusted to run and, then, maybe the people they trusted. allow me to say something, as this is not an excuse, maybe it's an explanation of laxity, "news of the world," is less than 1 percent of our company and i employ 53,000 people around the world and we do proud, great, and ethical and distinguished company. >>shepard: he addressed reports that employees hacked into the phone of victims of 9/11. >> we have seen noest of that at all and as far as we know, the f.b.i. hasn't. if they do, we will treat it exactly the same way as we treat it her
here at brookings this morning.s and to our legacies and not in to a session entitled, a status report on congressional thing. now, you may have noticed on the screen redistricting di, wondering why that they are.rin we understand some see how arkham held to tweet wherever you were. and if you do, we want you to know that hashtag. tatw y is actually said that, norm, but there it is. >> it was written down for you. [laughter] >> eye in i am the well-known tweeter. six months ago, we had a session here almost to the day, that was a preview of the redistricting session. today we are going to take stock of how that process is unfolding and with what consequences we can detect at least now. why do people pay so much attention to redistricting? a good question. first of all, it is a fascinating game. political junkies simply can't resist. we can start talking about it the midterm election before and continue on for years after as we try to discern the consequences of it. but more importantly there are gentlemanly high stakes involved in redistricting. certainly, it is relevant to play contr
with us here at brookings this morning, and to our lives c-span audience to a session entitled, a status report on congressional redistricting. now, you may have noticed on the screens, who redistricting di. wondering why that is there. we understand some of you are compelled to tweet wherever you are and if you do, we want you to know that is the event hashtag. i know you are shocked that i actually said that, norm, but there it is. >> it was written down for you. [laughter] >> eye in i am the well-known tweeter. six months ago, we had a session here almost to the day, that was a preview of the redistricting session. today we are going to take stock of how that process is unfolding and with what consequences we can detect at least now. why do people pay so much attention to redistricting? a good question. first of all, it is a fascinating game. political junkies simply can't resist. we can start talking about it the midterm election before and continue on for years after as we try to discern the consequences of it. but more importantly there are gentlemanly high stakes involved in redis
fellow here at brookings, and i'm delighted to welcome all of you. with us here at brookings this morning and to our live espn audience to a -- c-span audience to a session entitled a status report on congressional redistricting. now, you may have noticed on the screens redistricting d.i., wording why that's there. we understand some of you are compelled to tweet wherever you are, and if you do, we want you to know that is the event hash tag. i know you're shocked that i actually said that, norm, but there is it is. >> it was written down so you know. >> i'm a well-known tweeter. six months ago we had a session here, almost to the day, that was a preview of the redistricting session. today we're going to take stock of how that process is unfolding and with what consequences we can detect at least now. why do people pay so much attention to redistricting? good question. first of all, it's a fascinating game. political junkies simply can't resist. we can start talking about it, the midterm election before and continue on for years after as we try to discern the consequences of it but much m
international just resigned. brooks under pressure after the news of the world was implicated in a phone hacking scandal. the chairman of the newscorp, rupert murdoch and his son james plan to appear before british lawmakers on tuesday to answer questions about the scandal. newscorp is the parent company of fox news. former democratic candidate john edwards offered -- ordered to stand trial on corruption charges in october. a judge denying his lawyer's requests for more time. he's accused of illegally using more than a million dollars in campaign funds to cover up his affair with rielle hunter. steve? >> thank you, brian. we've all heard of racial profiling. get ready for what some are calling facial profiling. it's a new technology offered to police departments across the country, the gizmo right there, it's actually part of an iphone attaches to the back of an iphone and then lets officers capture a person's photo from five feet away and it searches that photo through a national criminal data base to see if there's a match. some say that's an invasion of privacy. we have bill johnson, the exe
was watching brook baldwin out there yesterday. she said she went to space camp growing up. >> of course she did. that's brooke. brooke is one of those adventurous people i know. you're right. it's amazing to see. yeah, we all grew up with this. so many of us did. this is the thing. as incredible and dramatic as the liftoff is. in some respects i have to think many people might agree. landing is even more impressive. i was speaking with the executive producer about this yesterday. when one of these things lands and it goes back into the stratosphere of 17,500 miles per hour, it's like a rock with wings. and when it lands, when it comes in it has one chance because it's not powered. it can't go past the three-mile strip of pavement where it's going to land. it has one opportunity. >> wait a minute. you know glide ratio. did you go to space camp? >> no, i did not. but i wish i had. i feel like i missed out. >> you can still do it. >> got to try. >> thanks. appreciate it. >>> how about this, the new unemployment report is now giving republican presidential candidates even more ammunition agains
with rebekah brooks, the chief executive but we're told that they were appropriate but don't know what the content is yet. i don't want to get too bogged down in the detail. the short answer is not at the moment. i don't think anyone's talking about him being in a perilous position yet. this is slowly incrementally getting closer and closer to downing street's door. it is very, very awkward for the prime minister. it's taken up a lot of his time and put him in a difficult position. i think he's desperately hoping after today's combative exchanges in the house of commons behind me, this will be a line drawn under it. it will then go back to the police inquiry. this lot the politicians will be off on their summer holidays and i would think david cameron will be hoping this will be off his initial sort of entree for the summer and he can concentrate on other things. >> let's revisit rupert murdoch's testimony. refusing to take any responsibility for this phone hacking scandal. take a quick peek. >> do you accept that ultimately, you are responsible for this whole fiasco? >> no. >> you're
're summoning rupert murdoch, his son and rebecca brooks at the heart of this scandal from the beginning. s the important to note this is not like a u.s. subpoena to appear. it's unclear what kind of legal grounds there are to compel them to show up. it's kind of like a firm ichb tags. if they do, they would be expected to answer some questions on tuesday. there's some theory that perhaps murdoch would want this opportunity to defend his corporation and also as you know, he is pending a very large media deal here worth billions of dollars that he wants to continue to support. and wants the government here to support. richard? >> stephanie as we do look at what's happening so far, has there been any response or have we heard anything from brown anything as of yet? >> the media allegations over the last 24 hours show a concerted campaign by rupert murdoch's papers to go after brown and go after his personal information financial and in one case medical as well. brown responded today after lots of media conch on this issue he was particularly passionate in an interview with the bbc over an inc
they are american citizens, but it can force the paper's former editor rebekah brooks to show up because she is a british national. news of the world was part of news international, that's u.k. newspaper division of news corporation, which is the parent company of fox news channel. this all comes as the former bricial prime minister gordon brown accuses the news international papers of using criminals to get confidential information about his own family. >> bigger access to my legal files. there is some question mark about what happened to other files, documentation, tax and everything else. i'm shocked. i'm genuinely shocked to find that this happened because of the links with criminals. >> shepard: well, the former prime minister did not identify any of the alleged criminals by name and news international responded with a statement that reads in part: so that we can investigate these matters further, we ask that all information concerning these allegations is provided to us. but tonight, we're seeing new fallout from this scandal. the current british prime minister david cammeron says his
, his son and former news international chief executive brooks will be testifying later facing questions about allegations that journalists working for them illegally eavesdropped on thousands of people. ten people have been arrested in the scandal including brooks and the communications chief for prime minister david cameron former news of the world editor. i will stay on top of it and have more live coverage for you this morning here on ktvu channel 2 news. for now live in washington d.c., allison burns, back to you. >>> senator feinstein will discuss the repeal to the defense of marriage act at a press conference today. the defense of marriage act defines marriage as between a man and woman. the obama administration has already said it will no longer defend the law in court. three gay couples will talk about the challenges they've faced at today's event in washington d.c. senator feinstein's repeal bill will be the focus of a senate committee hearing tomorrow. >>> marin county superior court abandoned a controversial plan to put teenage suspects in glass enclosures for court appearanc
as they are at present. >>catherine: testimony expected from the news editor, rebecca brooks a restive over the weekend. rupert plants on testifying tomorrow we have more of what to expect he plans on the testifying tomorrow. if the off (church bells) >> 1 big ben strikes all three will be appearing before a parliamentary could be the most important hour of their entire career. the big political beat is that there is perhaps she is not able to shed light on what really happened if she is arrested. with former deputy prime minister promised of the things murdoch has a lot to answer for. everybody is scared to death to do anything. and the spider in this web is about time we took him on. >> the chairman of that will be in charge previously told him that phone hhacking was normal reporting and it later that was not true. >> which took international sources saying that the parliamentary body was misled. and how long has he known about this? with live misled? >> this is not a court appearance but it is going to fill a key is on trial. for years, rupert murdoch is the man behind " to avoid headlines now he i
victims, including actor hugh grant, who is now suing the department. meanwhile, rebecca brooks, the former head of murdoch's british newspaper arm, was the latest person to be arrested. her spokesman says she was asked to come in for questioning on sunday but did not know she would be arrested. brooks resigned from her executive position at "news corps" friday, the same day les hinton, her predecessor, now publisher of "the wall street journal," resigned. both deny any knowledge of wrongdoing at "news of the world." the resignations and brooks' arrest some say could open up further criticism of rupert murdoch's son james, the head of news corp.'s european and asian operations. >> he may find his that doesn't mean that rupert murdoch himself is vulnerable. position in the company vulnerable. >> reporter: on tuesday, rupert and james murdoch will publicly answer questions from members of parliament. the deputy prime minister told the bbc exactly what the government wants to hear from the head of news corp. >> i think he needs to come absolutely clean, about what he knew, about wh
will step down, they've got to make another step. rebekah brooks, clearly, so far not touching family. if this was one of them to step down by the end of the year, that might be about interesting bet, but by the end of september, where we've set the barometer, they're going to do what the labor party used to do over here in the uk. an official inquiry, wait three moss and it dies down. so far they haven't managed to quell the media in the way they thought they could control the media, and look at them now. all oerch are the place. hysterical in my opinion. >> ten seconds before we got to run. rebekah brooks. her hair became famous this week also. i could see odds on whether that hair-style will become banned because she's persona el
's tainted tabloid, rebecca brooks, arrested. and two top police chiefs, including the head of england's mighty scotland yard, resigned. now, a powerful father has to try to protect his son. here is abc's jeffrey kofman. >> reporter: just because they own tv networks doesn't mean the murdoches, father and son, like being on them. but tomorrow rupert and james murdoch will be stars of their own version of "dynasty." as they are grilled live by outraged british politicians. >> he worries not just about the company he built -- he didn't inherit this company, he built it. he's also got to worry about his children, who he assumed would -- and wanted to succeed him. >> reporter: that is looking increasingly unlikely. james murdoch was being groomed to take over from his 80-year-old dad. but he could now face criminal charges. he admits paying two high-profile victims of his newspapers illegal hacking $1 million to keep quiet. >> there was a particular settlement that i authorized, and i've said was made with information that was incomplete. >> reporter: this scandal is nothing less than an e
rupert murdoch, his son james and former international head rebecca brooks will be grilled by parliament today in the u.k. over the phone hacking sandal. the hearings will be broadcast on fox newschannel. news international is owned by our parent company. they arrested a guy that tried bringing four pounds of meth into the united states inside his motorcycle helmet. in a separate incident, agents arrested a mexican woman for allegedly stuffing six pounds of meth in her brazeer. oh, boy. >> atf acting director kenneth melson claims the department of justice stonewalled congressional investigators into the failed fast and furious program to protect political appointees. the program put thousands of guns from the united states into the hands of mexican drug cartels and now an amendment that classifies data on those guns is sponsoring that event. it's named for a former u.s. representative from kansas' fourth congressional district and he joins us right now in washington, d.c. congressman, what bothers you most about this? >> well, what bothers me most is that about the same time they star
in the yard i think between rebekah brooks, where these matters were discussed. i don't know the outcome of that and i wasn't responsible for the case at the time. >> dgc to find out why this was under investigation by "news of the world"? >> say it again. >> did you try to find out why that officer had been investigated by the "news of the world" at that time? >> no, i didn't. i wasn't responsible for the case. >> you became interested later on. i'm not blaming you. [inaudible] >> good lord. the thing that concerned me and what i discuss with dave cook was personal security. that's what would have concerned me. david would know, we put in place positions for reassurance around his personal security. what happened in 2002, i would not be taking further at that point. >> you didn't see to investigate why his place under investigation by the "news of the world"? >> i suspect it was common knowledge between david and i had taken place and i put in place with david very personal security matters, and relevant advice to assure that he felt comfortable doing his job. >> it was the time he was
and former editor rebecca brooks also set to appear at the hearing to answer questions. news of the world shut down last week after accusations of phone hacking and bribery. we'll continue to follow that developing story this morning. >>> the debt show down continues between president obama and republican lawmakers. the president is now promising to veto a republican backed bill that would raise the nation's debt ceiling and make deep spending cuts. the bill would also add an amendment to the constitution forcing the government to pass a balanced budget every year. tea party activists are pushing for passage of the bill. a vote is scheduled to take place in the house tomorrow. >>> time is 4:47. a legal battle over an alaska driver's license is getting national attention this morning. the american civil liberties union is suing the state on behalf of a transgender woman. alaska's dmv had refused to list her gender as female unless she provided documented proof she'd undergone a sex change operation. the aclu contends such a requirement to disclose sensitive personal information is unconsti
and -- david brooks who i like. he doesn't usually insult democrats. so i like him. he doesn't usually call barack obama a fascist or a nazi or whatever republicans were calling him last year. but he's tough on republicans. he says they're immoral. and after the 10 elections, obama, remember, brought in the fact that he would not cut taxes for the richest americans after the election, he did. he ran on the notion that he would close guantanamo bay, but once he got the information, he didn't. they indicated they would try the top terrorist in new york. they didn't switch the position. why, it's the right thing to do. i hear you, some of the language is over the reality. i would put it on the table and the republican freshmen are blocking it. at the end of the day, that's the reality. >> if the president kept his word, i wouldn't call him a member of the hezbollah. the main stream media has been so over the top in the past week. i want a deal to be done. i want revenue if we have to raise it through closing the loopholes, that's fine. but jim, the media needs to understand that it wasn't just
last weekend. the bullet hit michael brooks. we are told the gun was kept in a locked room but the 11-year- old found the keych the funeral service will be held at 10 this morning at christ united methodist church on florida avenue in baltimore. >>> heart warming story for you -- a heart warming story for you this morning. >> a unique way a man is standing up for a great cause. >>> plus, most of us will never speak to the president let alone insult him. why one political analyst is not headed back to work this morning. you are watching, "good morning maryland" first and only at 4:30 in the morning. >>> now "good morning maryland" at 4:30. >>> 20 minutes away from five. it's certainly been quite an ordeal for those along the mississippi river after the massive floods that devastated homes and towns. but one young man has decided to help and it's all in the name of charity and maybe 15 minutes of fame. meet 21-year-old alex. he is paddle boating down the mississippi river. look at him. his journey is 2400 miles long. he is trying to break the record for the most miles traveled on a stan
brooks, the former head of the newspaper arm was the latest person to be arrested. her spokesman says she was asked to come in for questioning on sunday, but did not know she would be arrested. brooks resigned from her executive position at "news corps" friday, the same day les00ton, washer of "the wall street journal" resigned. the resignations and brooks' arrest some say could open up further criticism of rupert murdoch's son james, the head of "news corps" european operations. >> he may be vulnerable. that doesn't mean that rupert murdoch himself is vulnerable. >> reporter: on tuesday, rupert and james murdoch will publicly answer questions from members of parliament. the deputy prime minister told the bbc exactly what the government wants to hear from the head of "news corps." >> i think he needs to come absolutely clean, about what he knew, about what his senior executives knew. >> reporter: "news corps" published two full-page advertisements in the british press over the weekend, one an apology directly from murdoch. the second, a list of what "news corps" will do to make it right a
of this critics, gordon brown's critics, are saying look, he's still attended the wedding of rebekah brooks, the then editor of the sun even after the allegations were published. was he that upset if he was willing to accept that wedding invitation. a lot of different facets to this story. the financial aspects with the share price of news international taking a hammering and this morning some of the policemen who have been involved with this inquiry past and present are being questioned by politicians as well. so we're watching that one closely. >> all right. dan, we're going to be following this. new developments really every few hours it seems of this. we'll check in with you again. dan riskers in london. >>> new this morning afghan president hamid karzai's half brother found shot to death at his home in kandahar. ahmed wali karzai was the provencal council chief and suffered gunshot wounds to his head and chest according to hospital officials. a spokesman for kandahar's government claims a guard is responsible for the shooting. the taliban claims the guard was working for them. the u.s.
with rebecca brooks, both close to cameron. but rebecca brooks hasn't been arrested yet, claiming she knew nothing about phone hacking. she said andy colson's offer to resign on thursday should have been accepted but she's still in place. that's because rupert murdoch remains committed to her. as the saying goes, a week is a long time in politics, and these past seven days have seen some tectonic shifts in press power with many wondering if murdoch's power over british politics is now on the way. >>> tens of thousands of protestors gathered to pressure the interim government to put reforms in place and do it now. the new demonstration came five months after it led to the oust of their president. >>> the u.s. coast guard is still searching for seven americans who went missing when their fishing boat capsized off the coast of mexico. one american was killed and more than a dozen others were rescued. our senior affiliate talked to one survivor. >> the back end of the boat was under water when i came out of my door. i looked back, i would say we were probably about 25 feet that the boat was un
rebecca brooks have all been called to appear before a similar parliamentary committee a week today. if they turn up, it will be incredible because there will be a real grilling from politicians who are furious about what has been going on in those rupert murdoch owned newspapers and already, the support that rupert murdoch used to have in the higher echelons of government is crumbling. this evening here in london, the government has announced that it is now going to side with the opposition labor party to say this takeover that rupert murdoch wants to have complete of a broadcaster here should not go ahead. once when he had access to the highest people in the country who would fly over to see him in australia, now they're not answering his calls. worse than that, they are even withdrawing their support and siding with his political enemies. >> all right. dan rivers for us in london, thank you. >>> a reality tv family is fighting for its religious rights. we will tell you which one, right after this. >>> time right now, 35 minutes past the hour. let's check out some of the other new
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